Justiceline: December 18, 2012


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  • The Senate lost its longest-serving member yesterday. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) was 88, and third in the line of presidential succession. He was the first Japanese-American senator and the second-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. 
  • Three days after the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, the National Rifle Association has remained silent.
  • The Associated Press documents how mass shootings around the world have spurred gun control in other countries.
  • The ACLU is challenging a California law passed by ballot initiative that requires registered sex offenders to turn over all Internet identifiers, including their Facebook, Twitter and email account information. The law was temporarily blocked by a federal judge the day after it passed.
  • Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich granted clemency to a death row inmate Monday who had argued he was too obese to be humanely executed.